BROADCAST DATE : Nov 10, 2017

The Super Scalpers

So, your favourite band is coming to town and you are desperate to get tickets. You go online but can’t seem to get through…and when you do, the tickets are all gone…but then they pop up on a different site at a vastly inflated price.  What happened? You may have just lost out to a super-scalper, possibly assisted by ‘bots’ that scoop up tickets online faster than any human can. The Fifth Estate delves deep into the incredibly lucrative world of online ticket sales with the story of a Canadian Super Scalper – as revealed in the Paradise Papers.